Author Archives: Rebecca Policastro Aranyi

About Rebecca Policastro Aranyi

Mixed media and textile artist, contemporary quilter, art educator, mom, wife, and the forever home to Josey & Lucy.

Day 26: New stuffing and a squeaker.

Today I re-stuffed and re-squeaked (is that even a word) Josey’s favorite toy.  Life is good.      

Day 26: New stuffing and a squeaker.

Today I re-stuffed and re-squeaked (is that even a word) Josey’s favorite toy.  Life is good.      

Day 25: More fabric squares

Today I tore up some of the rust dyed fabric to make more of the squares.

Day 25: More fabric squares

Today I tore up some of the rust dyed fabric to make more of the squares.

Day 24: Mixed media collage

Another working study for my new body of work.  

Day 24: Mixed media collage

Another working study for my new body of work.  

Day 20 – Labyrinth Maintenance

Today, since it was such a beautiful day, I did maintenance on the stone Labyrinth in my yard.  Moving stones back into place, removing sticks, and just walking the labyrinth.  

Day 20 – Labyrinth Maintenance

Today, since it was such a beautiful day, I did maintenance on the stone Labyrinth in my yard.  Moving stones back into place, removing sticks, and just walking the labyrinth.  

Day 18: Photograph of my best friends wee one.

Last night I spent some time taking photographs of my best friends 1 year old.

Day 18: Photograph of my best friends wee one.

Last night I spent some time taking photographs of my best friends 1 year old.

Day 17: Primed canvas

I primed several canvas’ today.  That’s about all I was able to get done in the studio.  I did make lasagna, bread, and cupcakes so I count today as a win. :)

Day 17: Primed canvas

I primed several canvas’ today.  That’s about all I was able to get done in the studio.  I did make lasagna, bread, and cupcakes so I count today as a win. :)

Day 16: Fabric cover to a vintage notebook

I used some of the rust dyed fabric to create a cover for this little vintage notebook.

Day 16: Fabric cover to a vintage notebook

I used some of the rust dyed fabric to create a cover for this little vintage notebook.

Day 15: Layout of collage

I have been working on these collages all day and still cannot decide on the final layout.    

Day 15: Layout of collage

I have been working on these collages all day and still cannot decide on the final layout.    

Day 14 (late) detail of sculpture

Here is a little detail shot of the sculpture I am working  on…

Day 14 (late) detail of sculpture

Here is a little detail shot of the sculpture I am working  on…

Day 13: Shortbread Valentine’s Day Cookies

Had to post this early because little fingers were stealing and eating my props!  Got up early to dip them in chocolate so they could be put in lunches and be packed for a surprise at the Monday morning meetings.

Day 13: Shortbread Valentine’s Day Cookies

Had to post this early because little fingers were stealing and eating my props!  Got up early to dip them in chocolate so they could be put in lunches and be packed for a surprise at the Monday morning meetings.

Day 12: Mixed Media Piece

Here is one complete piece from my new body of work…  

Day 12: Mixed Media Piece

Here is one complete piece from my new body of work…  

Day 11: More Mixed Media…

A pendant created with found objects.  

Day 11: More Mixed Media…

A pendant created with found objects.  

Day Ten: Baby Quilt

Detail shot of a baby quilt I finished today.  

Day Ten: Baby Quilt

Detail shot of a baby quilt I finished today.  

Day 9: More Rust Dying

More rust dying for me today.  

Day 9: More Rust Dying

More rust dying for me today.  

Day Eight: Homemade Bread

Today I decided to use the kitchen instead of my studio…  

Day Eight: Homemade Bread

Today I decided to use the kitchen instead of my studio…  

Day Seven: Mixed Media Tags

Today I created several of these mixed media tags for a project I am working on.  Used some of the rust dyed fabric from the other day.      

Day Seven: Mixed Media Tags

Today I created several of these mixed media tags for a project I am working on.  Used some of the rust dyed fabric from the other day.      

Day 6: UNC Chapel Hill Quilt

I finally finished the quilting and binding on this UNC Chapel Hill Quilt.  It measures 59″ x 70″ and will be put in my Etsy shop.  

Day 6: UNC Chapel Hill Quilt

I finally finished the quilting and binding on this UNC Chapel Hill Quilt.  It measures 59″ x 70″ and will be put in my Etsy shop.  

Day 5: Paper Bundles

I made paper bundles for a mixed media piece I am working on.  

Day 5: Paper Bundles

I made paper bundles for a mixed media piece I am working on.  

Day 4: Silk Cocoon Acorns

Today I used some of my hand dyed silk cocoons (without the moth :) ) and glued them into acorn caps I found in my yard.  They look great in this bowl on the table.

Day 4: Silk Cocoon Acorns

Today I used some of my hand dyed silk cocoons (without the moth :) ) and glued them into acorn caps I found in my yard.  They look great in this bowl on the table.

Day Three: Rust Dyed Fabric

Day Three:  Results of my rust dying. Take rusted metal objects, wrap them in vinegar soaked fabric and let sit (keeping it moist) for a few days.  Rinse with baking soda and water.

Day Three: Rust Dyed Fabric

Day Three:  Results of my rust dying. Take rusted metal objects, wrap them in vinegar soaked fabric and let sit (keeping it moist) for a few days.  Rinse with baking soda and water.